A Philadelphia woman who told the court she had life-threatening cancer in order to avoid prison has a new prescription, five years in a jail cell.
Leann Moock was sentenced Thursday to almost five years in prison by a federal judge for an elaborate scam she concocted to delay reporting to prison in 2007 for her role in a separate scam involving stealing money from elderly bank customers.
The 35-year-old's prison evasion scheme began in August 2007, the day before she was supposed to start a four-month prison sentence, prosecutors say.
Moock, according to prosecutors, sent an email to her attorney saying that she had learned from a doctor's visit that same day that she had a mass in her stomach that needed to be treated. She continued by telling her attorney and later the presiding judge in her case that the mass was cancerous and she was being treated with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
Moock obtained fake telephone and email accounts and fabricated letters from herRead More »from Woman's Cancer Scam Prognosis: Five Years in Jail